Admission & Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Getting Ready to Apply for Financial Aid

  • The 2023-2024 FAFSA becomes available October 1. Also, FAFSA filers will report income and tax figures from two years prior: You will provide 2021 income and tax figures on the 2023-24 FAFSA, even if your 2022 taxes are complete.
  • By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for need-based aid (grants, student loans, and on-campus employment).
  • Students and at least one parent must each create an FSA ID that serves as your legal signature on the FAFSA. Do not use the same email address for the student and parent.
  • March 15 is the recommended final deadline to apply for need-based financial aid. Please note: we still accept financial aid applications after March 15. If you apply after March 15, the financial aid staff will work hard to complete your financial aid award and send it to you before May 1 if possible.

Two Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Create an FSA ID (Both student and at least one parent)
  2. Complete the FAFSA. Make sure you use the correct FAFSA website which ends in .gov, not .com. You will need the CSB+SJU FAFSA codes. Prospective men use the SJU code 002379 and prospective women use the CSB code 002341.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification you must also complete the Verification Worksheet. Students selected for verification are notified through the Student Aid Report, which is sent via email from the FAFSA processor after your application is processed. CSB+SJU will also notify you of the verification requirement, so please monitor the email account you provided on the FAFSA.

Special Circumstances

We recognize that the FAFSA does not always provide a clear picture of your family’s financial situation. You may complete the CSB+SJU Special Circumstances Form to report family financial information that might impact your aid eligibility. Circumstances that may be considered include the following:

  • Loss of employment
  • Other loss or significant change of income
  • High unreimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
  • K-12 parochial school tuition expenses

Please note that initiating a special circumstances request may result in your FAFSA being selected for verification.

Helpful Links:
Financial Aid Videos:
FAFSA School Codes:
  • CSB 002341
  • SJU 002379
College of Saint Benedict
Stuart Perry

Executive Director of Financial Aid
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Phone 320-363-5388
Fax 320-363-6090
Email [email protected]

Saint John’s University
Robert Piechota

Director of Financial Aid
PO Box 5000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Phone 320-363-3664
Fax 320-363-3102
Email [email protected]